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The Firemans Arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, International
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25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 419 1513
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a steady regular visitor of this establishment, it never fails to provide well presented and tasty meals. Love it.

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Thank fionah956
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your loyalty to Firemans, we really put all our efforts into making every patron’s experience an exceptional one! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive past this spot almost every day - what a surprise when we visited. Not your average pub fare here. The chef is imaginative - plating for this kind of place was very creative. the Mexican pizza topped with chillies(!) was a mouth full:).

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Thank Anushia M
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

We’re so glad we could surprise you! Hope to see you back soon. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Firemans Arms is a great sports bar with good food and great service. Among the many friendly staff Valencia, the lady behind the bar, stood out. She has traveled widely including to Russia in the winter (!) and like us took a keen and knowledgeable interest in the ladies Australian Open tennis final between the two fabulous Williams sisters.... More 

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Thank Helen d
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed and honest review Jim. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed our service and food. We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding and the abrupt change of channel. We didn’t realize the importance of the game. Please contact us directly so we can make it up to you! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the oldest pubs in Cape Town. A favourite for after Office drinks and locals. The Firemans serves up non nonsense pub grub and pizza's. Also a plentiful selection of reasonably priced draught beers. House wines by the glass, 25cl carafe and bottle. Good value for money and a great place to watch the Grand Prix on the big... More 

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Thank Victoria1999
Leicester, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

If your ever in Cape Town branch out ten minutes and fine the Fireman's Arms, without doubt this venue offers everything. Drinks Promotions, All the sport you want to catch on TV, Great Food and ask for Mezzi he loves to provise excellent service with a smile and sense of humour.

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Thank WhickerSmith
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I must thank a colleague for introducing me to this wonderful establishment, I cannot fault anything the service superb quality marvellous excellent value for money, one visit was not enough and we spent many happy hours on several evenings can't wait to get back

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Niedereschach, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Must visit when you are in Cape Town. A lots of draft beer like Guiness and Kilkenny. You can watch sports on many TVs. Good food also. Have fun.

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Thank Matthias R
Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We went to Firemans Arms at it was by referal. The place where exceptionally busy with all the 7's spectators. Service where very poor. We where seated in the back of the outside section and where forgotten. We had to fetch the waiter from inside or grab his attention when he walked past. All things concidering they where busy. Our... More 

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Thank Michelle B
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

En Yonela Comming to Cape Town must try the fireman arms, it has a very chilled atmosphere and the food is always well presented, pizza, pie, and burgers are very good. Staff are friendly and accommodating

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Thank Mark L
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Sports pub vibe; good service, but WOW...that fish and chips was superb! Will go back there just for that!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 1513

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?